North Devon & Exmoor - Calendar


January  

Get off-season rates in the region’s hotels

Enjoy the winter landscape, then relax in front of a roaring log fire. You deserve it!

February  

Admire the first sign of spring in Snowdrop Valley

It’s a gentle 45-minute walk and then you can indulge in a cream tea in Wheddon Cross.

March

Hire a telescope and see the stars

Make the most of the dark evenings before the clocks go forward.

April

 Enjoy the best walks in the region

The Exmoor Walking Festival begins at the end of April and continues into May. Small groups, varied distances, knowledgeable guides.

May

Join the locals in hunting the Earl of Rone in Combe Martin

One of England’s barmiest festivals takes place on the spring Bank Holiday.

June  

Watch the puffins on Lundy Island

It’s the most southerly breeding colony in England.

July

Learn to surf in north Devon

Saunton Sands and Croyde are the county’s top spots for riding the waves.

August

Watch men take to the air at Ilfracombe’s Birdman Festival

They all end up in the sea!


September

Get some culture at an Arts Festival

Both Appledore (Book Festival) and Porlock (Arts Festival) hold their events this month.

Dunster by Candlelight © Ursula Clare Franklin, www.f4inspirationalimages.co.ukOctober

Foodies flock to the North Devon Foodfest in Barnstaple

The historical Pannier Market hosts this annual event.

November

Sing a few shanties at the Clovelly Herring Festival

Historically the ‘silver darlings’ were the lifeblood of this fishing village.

December  

Go back in time at the Dunster Candlelight Festival

Lanterns, stilt-walkers and mulled wine.

Photo: Dunster by Candlelight © Ursula Clare Franklin, www.f4inspirationalimages.co.uk

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